Author: Alan McCluskey

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Trump misses his target

Trump misses his target

Not everybody, no matter how bloated their ego or how bent on destruction their followers, is suited to head a country. Read more on Worlds Apart.

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Brexit and ensuing fantasies

Brexit and ensuing fantasies

Brexit, what better illustration of how a new word can become the vehicle for so much wishful thinking, so many fantasies and such terrible nightmares, as well as a festering breeding-ground for divisive thinking and extreme ideologies… Read more on Worlds Apart.

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Order your copy of Stories People Tell

Order your copy of Stories People Tell

You can now order your copy of Stories People Tell either in print or ebook format. Click for details including sample chapters. 

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Hymn to the power of girls

Hymn to the Power of Girls

Why is this performance of Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus by the Carmina Slovenica girls choir so deeply moving? ... Read more and watch the video on Author’s Notes.

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Stories People Tell

The galley proof arrives

Just received the galley proof of Stories People Tell. Details can be found here: stories-people-tell.com

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I'm an alien

Thoughts: I’m an alien and proud to be one

(...) Rather than berating ourselves for our foreignness and suffering at being different or worrying we are going crazy, why not relish the strength and the heightened discernment that feeling alien brings... Read more on Author's Notes.

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Short story: Being English

Short story: Being English

As I finish the layout of my new book, Stories People Tell and embark on the final re-read before sending the book to the printers, I wrote a new short piece entitled Being English.

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Noémi Lapzeson has left us

Noémi Lapzeson has left us

Sad news indeed. Noémi Lapzeson has left us. Although she moved on from dance at the end of her life, she will no doubt be remembered most for her contributions to contemporary dance... Read more on  Secret Paths.

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Stories People Tell front cover

The Politics of Elimination

A systematic striving to eliminate as a solution to problems is a self-defeating, reckless if not unhinged way of behaving… Read more about the politics of elimination and its depiction in Stories People Tell in Author’s Notes

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Stories People Tell

Stories People Tell – Cover and sample chapters

A sneak peek at the cover of Stories People Tell a new novel by Alan McCluskey is now available as well as four sample chapters.